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  1. Thread: Water

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    Water

    I got three hives started from packages in April. They are about 100 ft from the house. I know that they need a water supply near so that they don't go foraging too far for water, so I set up a...
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    Adding a brood chamber

    Last week I did an inspection and the brood chamber was about half filled. I thought I'd wait till this week to add another medium. Now this week the weather is bad. Should I just pop off the top...
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    Very nice, but I have to agree about the CS. I...

    Very nice, but I have to agree about the CS. I was looking at it wondering if it was a C, G or some fancy T, till I saw below that the name is Corey Smith. Don't know if it matters much since the...
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    I don't see the picture, but as for bat houses,...

    I don't see the picture, but as for bat houses, the best placement is 15-25 feet up on a south side of a tree where it's shaded in the summer and warmed in the winter. Good luck.
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    The difference between a swarm and a package is...

    The difference between a swarm and a package is that the swarm gorges themselves before they swarm. They are all ready to start making comb. The package is just eating the sugar syrup in the...
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    I was having this problem, too. I had the hive,...

    I was having this problem, too. I had the hive, then the feeder, then the inner cover. I was told to reverse the inner cover and the feeder, and they stopped building comb above the inner cover. I...
  7. Thread: Apple trees

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    Very cool. I'm going to place an order tomorrow....

    Very cool. I'm going to place an order tomorrow. Thanks.
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    Talk to this guy. ...

    Talk to this guy. http://limeadery.com/pages/1/index.htm

    He was telling me that the process is quite intensive. not only does every recipe has to be approved by the ATF, but the ingredients and...
  9. Thread: Microbreweries

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    Bluepoint Brewery ...

    Bluepoint Brewery

    http://www.bluepointbrewing.com/

    It's a local brewery that is starting to branch out. It doesn't do food, just beer. It actually put the local brew pub out of the brewing...
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    The first thing that poped into my mind was...

    The first thing that poped into my mind was "Hundred Acre Wood Honey"

    I'm a big fan of Alan Alexander Milne
  11. Thread: Honeybee books

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    I started this year, and I have Beekeeping for...

    I started this year, and I have Beekeeping for Dummies, and Backyard Beekeeping. Both very good. I felt a little more comfortable with the Backyard Beekeeping because the author of Beekeeping for...
  12. Thread: Apple trees

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    Do you know if they have a website?

    Do you know if they have a website?
  13. Thread: Apple trees

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    Apple trees

    I'm looking to get a few apple trees. I have two Winesap saplings, and I'm thinking about getting four more. I want dwarf or semi dwarf and I'm looking to have apples for eating baking and cider. ...
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    Mead Bottles

    For mead, light doesn't usually break it down too much, so a clear bottle is fine. If your mead is really clear, then the clear bottle shows it off nicely.
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    I haven't tried a lot of commercial meads that...

    I haven't tried a lot of commercial meads that are as good as the home made stuff. There is one that opened near me, limeadery.com that is very nice. He's a homebrewer that is doing it commercially...
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    Ben, I'm not sure if I have this right. The...

    Ben, I'm not sure if I have this right. The camper has GFI outlets inside, and the way it's powered is with an extention cord that is then plugged into another GFI outlet? If this is the case, then...
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    We just used acrilic paint from the craft store...

    We just used acrilic paint from the craft store and then put a clear coat over it. If it means that they have to do it again next year, then they will have more fun. Each bottle cost either one or...
  18. Thread: Powdered Sugar

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    I've decided to wait on the dusting. Having...

    I've decided to wait on the dusting. Having mites is bad. Having my hive take off would be worse. I'm hoping for not worse. I have a tray under the sbb and don't see any mite drops, yet. I just...
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    How'd it going for all the new beeks?

    Now that all or most of us new beekeepers have our bees, how's everyone doing? I got my packages last Sunday and couldn't put them in the hives till tuesday because of the weather. Now it's Friday,...
  20. Thread: Solar Power

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    Some details

    It's a 5 kw system and I had it professionally installed. It has 28 panels each one is 180 watts. I could have saved some money if I did the installation myself, but the installer also did a 200...
  21. Thread: Solar Power

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    For me, it should pay for it's self in 8 to 10...

    For me, it should pay for it's self in 8 to 10 years. It also gets a mindset of electrical conservation. The goal is no bill, so every little bit counts. When you are paying $125-$150 a month,...
  22. Thread: Solar Power

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    Solar Power

    I got solar power for my house. I'm very happy with it. Just got it up on Saturday, so I don't know how low my bills will be, but even though it's been cloudy since, my meter has been running...
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    Kim Flottum, the author of The Backyard...

    Kim Flottum, the author of The Backyard Beekeeper, and also the editor of Bee Culture magazine recomends 8 frame mediums for hobiest starting out. I don't think that mediums is your problem.
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    Hummingberd, I took you more for the kayak type. ...

    Hummingberd, I took you more for the kayak type. Might be a bit unstable checking your hives in a kayak, though.
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    the weather was 45 degF and overcast, threatening...

    the weather was 45 degF and overcast, threatening to rain all day with only a few light drizzles here and there. I moved them from a 55 degF garage to the hives. They were buzzing around the...
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